How to create a better connection with your customers

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By Henry Brown

When you’re a small business owner, your intentions have to be in the right place. Of course, you want to be successful and make money. Nobody ever starts a company with the intention of it not doing well. But the thing is, you can’t just focus on the financial side of things.

In the long run, keeping an eye on the bottom line always matters. But in the beginning, the most important thing for you to be able to do is make sure that you’re keeping your customers happy. Why? Because without them, their buying power, and their support, there is no bottom line!

And this is why it’s always a great idea to create a connection with your customers. Not sure how to do that? Read on to find out more.

Listen to them

The very first thing that you need to do is simple. Just listen. Any feedback that you get, any comments or interactions – take note of it all. Any information that you can get to know about your target market and what they want is going to help you to connect more with them and give them what they want.

Collect better data

Another way to listen is to make sure that you’re using analytics. When you can track their actions and interests, it helps you to understand what they like and need. This can help with a strong connection. Whether they want to learn more about financial health or discover how your product can help them to lose weight, landing pages and blog posts can be really useful here.

Create products they want

From here, you’re also then going to want to make sure that you’re delivering products that they want. Always look to improve them and make them better. Can you offer secure, on-site laser engraving for personalization? Can you do something custom or made to order? Can you launch a new line that meets their needs? This is the best way to do well and keep your customers happy.

Reach out to them more

And you’ll also want to try and keep a constant flow of communication going with them too. Your email marketing campaigns can be vital here. Look to reach out to them with your products or services or just to send fun messages that keep them interacting with your brand. It works!

Host more events

Finally, you’re going to want to think about actually meeting up with your customers more. And depending on the nature of your business and your business model, this could work in one of two ways.

Maybe you’d like to host an event and invite customers to it? This will allow you to build up the relationship and strengthen your connection. But then also, having a focus group and getting feedback can be really useful too.

If you want your business to be able to do well, really connecting with your audience is paramount. You need to be serving them more and meeting their needs. Having a connection can be perfect for this. So work on strengthening it and see what results you get.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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